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Wed – 5th Oct 2022

Die liefde blom behoorlik in vier nuwe Romanzas deur Madelie Human, Louise van der Merwe, Marile Cloete en Bets Smith!

Dis heerlike lente … en LAPA Uitgewers stel bekend vier lekkerlees-liefdesverhale!

Kom vier die elfde Tuin van Digters met Antjie Krog by die Breytenbach Sentrum in Wellington! (7-8 Okt)

Die bekroonde digter Antjie Krog vier op 23 Oktober 2022 haar 70ste verjaarsdag – en vanjaar word vele geleenthede by die tuin van digters aan haar opgedra …

New book alert! The ANC Billionaires – Pieter du Toit examines ‘the party of government and patronage’

The ANC Billionaires: Big Capital’s Gambit and the Rise of the Few by Pieter du Toit is out in October by Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

‘Once you’ve read this book you will never be the same again’ – Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker by Kumi Naidoo

Letters to My Mother: The Making of a Troublemaker by Kumi Naidoo is out in November from Jacana Media.

Tue – 4th Oct 2022

Vind uit watter skrywers is die jaar by die US Woordfees 2022 in Stellenbosch – en koop nou jou kaartjies! (10-16 Okt)

Die Toyota US Woordfees vind vanjaar plaas vanaf 10 tot 16 Oktober 2022! Lesers kan uitsien na die volgende opwindende skrywers en geleenthede op die feesprogram …

Mr Entertainment by Paula Fourie: A pioneering biography of one of Cape Town’s most beloved entertainers, Taliep Petersen

Mr Entertainment evokes not just Taliep Petersen’s life, but also the music and entertainment worlds of the 1950s to 2000s and their diverse and irrepressible cultural traditions.

Career opportunity at Penguin Random House SA: Non-Trade Sales Coordinator (Export, Curio and Other)

Penguin Random House is looking for a dynamic, target-driven Sales Coordinator to generate and exceed sales targets for export markets in Sub Saharan Africa.

Kom kuier saam met bekroonde skrywers by die Vrystaatfees! (2-8 Okt)

Die Vrystaatkunstefees vind vanjaar plaas vanaf 2 tot 8 Oktober 2022! Hier ‘n paar van die skrywers en geleenthede om na uit te sien …

Listen to the new episode of Pagecast! John Maytham in conversation with Marina Cantacuzino

The new episode of Pagecast, the podcast from Jonathan Ball Publishers, is out now! In this week’s episode, John Maytham is in conversation with Marina Cantacuzino about her book Forgiveness.

Don’t miss the launch of Freedom Writer: My Life and Times by the late, great Juby Mayet at Love Books (11 Oct)

Jacana Media and Love Books invite you to the launch of Freedom Writer: My Life and Times by the late, great Juby Mayet.

Mon – 3rd Oct 2022

Jou storie verdien om vertel te word! Skryf in vir die 2023 LAPA-Jeugromankompetisie

Leef daar ’n storie in jou kop? Sit dan pen op papier en skryf in vir die 2023 LAPA-Jeugromankompetisie!

Filling in the missing years of naturalist William Burchell’s southern African Journey

Uncovering the events and finds of the missing years of famous naturalist William Burchell’s return journey across the southern African veld 200 years ago was the mission authors Roger Stewart and Marion Whitehead set themselves in Burchell’s African Odyssey: Revealing the Return Journey 1812–1815.

New updated edition: Fruit of a Poisoned Tree: The Inge Lotz Murder and a Miscarriage of Justice by Antony Altbeker

A new edition of Antony Altbeker’s Fruit of a Poisoned Tree: The Inge Lotz Murder and a Miscarriage of Justice, updated with new epilogue, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Don’t miss the launch of The Age of Menace: Capitalism, Inequality and the Battle for Dignity in Cape Town (8 Oct)

Join Jacana Media at Exclusive Books V&A Waterfront for the launch of The Age of Menace: Capitalism, Inequality and the Battle for Dignity by David Buckham, Robyn Wilkinson and Christiaan Straeuli.

Fri – 30th Sep 2022

Wenner van die 2022 LAPA Jeugromankompetisie! Dit het alles begin by ’n hond deur Annelie Ferreira

Dit het alles begin by ’n hond deur Annelie Ferreira is nou beskikbaar by LAPA Uitgewers! So skryf jy ’n wenjeugroman …

‘Leaving a legacy of recipes for memorable meals brings me so much joy.’ – Zola Nene

Media personality, chef and cookbook author Zola Nene is cooking up a storm with her latest cookbook, Simply Seven Colours. Zola chatted to Lauren McDiarmid about the joys of cooking, her most favourite kitchen appliance and her biggest food combo fail.

Join Philip Lymbery in Hermanus for the launch of his new book Sixty Harvests Left (7 Oct)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Cottage invite you to the launch of Sixty Harvests Left: How to Reach a Nature-friendly Future by Philip Lymbery.

Jacana Media Weekend Special: An Empty Plate and Darwin’s Hunch

Jacana Media is running a special offer on two books containing stunning and consequential research by two South African visionaries.

Thu – 29th Sep 2022

Wat is lekker by LAPA? Wen groot pryse in drie lekkerleeskompetisies! (29 Sep – 9 Okt)

Wil jy wegstap met boekpryse ter waarde van tot R1,500? Skryf vandag nog in vir drie opwindende kompetisies by LAPA Uitgewers!

Small Miracles – a novel about nuns and miracles that’s big on love

Small Miracles will take you on a joyful and uplifting journey as three nuns learn more about life, love and friendship than they could ever have imagined – and it all began with the seed of an idea planted in the mind of author Anne Booth.